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E02228: Greek document concerning tax payments in grain, of unknown Egyptian provenance, mentioning an institution dedicated to *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), datable to the 8th century.

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posted on 06.01.2017, 00:00 by Bryan
CPR 22 15

The documents refers to taxes on land payable in grain.
Line 2 reads:

[ -ca.?- ]  ̣ο̣  ̣ τοῦ ἁγί(ου) Μην(ᾶ)

'[…] … of saint Menas …'

(Text and Italian trans.: F. Morelli, Engl.: G. Schenke)

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Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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E02228

Saint Name

Menas, soldier and martyr Abu Mena : S00073

Saint Name in Source

Μηνᾶς

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Fiscal document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Source

The papyrus document P.Vindob. G 39754 is housed at the papyrus collection in Vienna and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

The taxes may be due on a church or even a monastery of Menas, though the fragmentary nature of the document does not permit any certain conclusions.

Bibliography

Edition: Morelli, F., Documenti greci per la fiscalità e la amministrazione dell'Egitto arabo, Corpus Papyrorum Raineri vol. XXII, Griechische Texte XV (Vienna, 2001), 76–79.

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